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December 1, 2011

Representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the World Bank today launched a two-day business conference in Bogota, Colombia.

November 30, 2011

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, today announced a new three-year partnership with the GSMA mWomen Programme to increase mobile phone ownership among women in the developing world. The partnership is between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the GSMA and Visa Inc.

November 28, 2011
An Open Dialogue with the Government of South Sudan

The United States will host the International Engagement Conference for South Sudan December 14-15 in Washington, D.C., to honor the new nation and commence a development and investment dialogue with the Government of South Sudan. The conference will outline the Government of South Sudan's strategic development priorities and highlight opportunities for engagement with public and private sector partners

November 28, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Officials from the Government of Haiti, the U.S. Government, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Korean apparel manufacturer Sae-A Co. Ltd. and others celebrated the official laying of the cornerstone for the Caracol Industrial Park in Caracol Haiti. Operations at the park are expected to begin in March 2012.

November 28, 2011

On November 29th, the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness will convene in Busan, South Korea. There will be more than 2500 participants from all aspects of the development assistance world; from government ministers in donor and developing countries to civil society and private sector representatives.

November 28, 2011

Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Rt. Hon Tony Blair, founder of the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI), issued the following statement on the upcoming high level development forum in Busan, Korea.

November 28, 2011

Today, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will travel to Busan, South Korea to attend the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (HLF4). On December 1st, Administrator Shah will head to Seoul on his way to Taipei, Taiwan.

November 25, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, issued the following statement on latest news regarding NIAID-funded VOICE trial.

"The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has closed the Tenofovir gel portion of VOICE (MTN-003) trial at the direction of the Data Safety Monitoring Board.

November 23, 2011

The U.S. government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is participating in the 4th Iraq Agro-Food Expo in Erbil, showcasing the success of the USAID-Inma Agribusiness Program and highlighting beneficiaries. The success of this program is an example of US-Iraqi cooperation, under the auspices of the Strategic Framework Agreement, in support of domestic agricultural production in Iraq.

November 22, 2011

The U.S. Government expanded its loan financing program in Ethiopia through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Development Credit Authority (DCA). USAID and the Bank of Abyssinia, NIB Bank, and Zemen Bank signed two new agreements today which will offer greater access to credit for projects in the agriculture and health sectors. The agreements allow for up to $20.7 million in loans to private health sector enterprises outside of Addis Ababa and small holder farmers and farming cooperatives.

November 22, 2011
Tour Kicks Off Second Phase of Successful Initiative Designed to Create Entrepreneurial Solutions to Economic and Social Challenges

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services today launched the second African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM II). The marketplace promotes sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting U.S.-based African diaspora entrepreneurs with innovative and high-impact ideas for start-up and established businesses in sub-Saharan Africa.

November 18, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development, in partnership with the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), and World Vision, today launched "All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development." The partners expect to commit more than $20 million over several years to advance childhood literacy around the world.

November 18, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), The Ad Council and GOOD have partnered to launch a challenge that encourages Americans to submit ideas for raising awareness of the crisis in the Horn of Africa. The individual or group that submits the winning idea will be awarded $5,000 from GOOD to implement the proposal.

November 18, 2011

The U.S. government and the Haitian Parliament today inaugurated a temporary building complex that will be the official center of Haitian legislative power.

November 16, 2011

On Friday, November 18th during International Education Week, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will launch All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development at USAID Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The partners have committed over $20 million for this challenge to promote childhood literacy around the world.

November 16, 2011

Baghdad, Iraq (November 7, 2011)- Business is flourishing for Iraq’s strawberry farmers thanks to higher-yield varieties and new growing techniques provided by the U.S. Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The success of this program is an example of US-Iraqi cooperation, under the auspices of the Strategic Framework Agreement, to support domestic agricultural production in Iraq.

November 15, 2011

On Thursday, November 17, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah will travel to Chicago to deliver a speech at The Chicago Council for Global Affairs. Dr. Shah will deliver an address on the Horn of Africa famine and the role of the U.S. government in promoting global food security.

November 15, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator, delivered the keynote address at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) this morning in San Francisco. He released the following statement:

November 14, 2011

 Andrew M. Herscowitz was sworn in today as the Mission Director for the U.S. Agency for International Development's mission in Quito, Ecuador. Herscowitz comes to Quito from Lima, Peru, where he served as the Supervisory Regional Legal Advisor for Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru from August 2008 until August 2009, when he assumed the role of Acting Deputy Mission Director and later, Acting Mission Director.

November 14, 2011

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will convene youth from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in Casablanca, Morocco, November 14-17, for a conference titled "Our Voices, Our Communities: Emerging Role of Arab Youth in Development."

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